Posted On: May 3, 2022

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Performance Insights now makes it easier for you to see the database performance metrics for the exact timeframe you want to analyze, by choosing a custom time window within your retention period. Previously, you could only see metrics in Performance Insights by choosing relative time intervals such as the past 1 hour, the past 24 hours, etc. Amazon RDS Performance Insights is a database performance tuning and monitoring feature of Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora that helps you quickly assess the load on your database and determine when and where to take action. This helps non-experts to measure database performance with an easy-to-understand dashboard that visualizes database load. With one click, you can add a fully-managed performance monitoring solution to your Amazon Aurora clusters and Amazon RDS instances. Amazon RDS Performance Insights automatically gathers all necessary performance metrics and visualizes them in a dynamic dashboard on the Amazon RDS console. You can identify your database’s top performance bottlenecks from a single graph.

To get started, log into the Amazon RDS Management Console and enable Amazon RDS Performance Insights when creating or modifying an instance of a supported Amazon RDS engine. Then go to the Amazon RDS Performance Insights dashboard to start monitoring performance.

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is included with supported Amazon Aurora clusters and Amazon RDS instances and stores seven days of performance history in a rolling window at no additional cost. If you need longer-term retention, you can choose to pay for up to two years of performance history retention. For a complete list of regions where RDS Performance Insights is offered, see AWS Regions. To learn more about RDS Performance Insights and supported database engines, read the Amazon RDS User Guide.